The STM Knights defence puts the heat on Notre Dame Jugglers' quarterback Will Clarke last Saturday at B.C. Place Stadium. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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STM vs. Terry Fox: Steele-eyed and ready, just how good has the Knights’ Kully-inspired defence been?

BURNABY — Ask Sam Steele to describe the defence of his St. Thomas More Knights and the response of the Grade 11 tackling machine is akin to taking an arm and wiping all the schematic X’s and O’s off a pre-game chalkboard.

Vernon Panthers' dynamic Grade 11 duo of quarterback Thomas Hyett (left) and running back Charles Lemay come to B.C. Place Stadium on Saturday to face the Abbotsford Panthers in the Subway AA provincial semifinals. (Photo -- Katherine Peters, Vernon Secondary athletics)
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Churnin’ Vernon: Okanagan Panthers knows fast feet on defence a key to slow Abby Panthers’ Samwel Uko

Building the Vernon Panthers into a powerhouse provincial AA football program has happened, in large part, through the synergistic efforts and outreach of its longtime head coach. Yet Sean Smith is the first to admit that geography has been a hurdle not as easily overcome in his program’s quest to bring a B.C. senior varsity Subway […]

Langley Fundamental's Jacob Sol is the picture of elation after scoring his second goal of the match Wednesday in the Titans' BC AA title-clinching win over Victoria's SMUS Blue Jags at Burnaby Lakes. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Fantastic Fundamentals! First-half barrage carries Langley Fundamental’s Titans to B.C. AA soccer crown

BURNABY — It’s hard to nurse a case of the jitters for very long when a substitute makes his way onto the pitch in the biggest game of the season and promptly scores a goal to open the floodgates.

G.W. Graham's Von Richardson (left) and Windsor's Ryan Baker are a pair of leading men squaring off Saturday under the dome at BC Place. (Bob Fugger, Varsity Letters photos)
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Ryan vs. Von, or Von vs. Ryan? Just call Saturday’s Subway semi-final Von Ryan’s Express and don’t forget the popcorn

VANCOUVER — Ryan Baker and Von Richardson. Or should that be Von Richardson and Ryan Baker? Hey, wasn’t there a 1965 war movie once titled Von Ryan’s Express. OK, so it was Van Ryan’s Express. Details, details.

Windsor Dukes' Ryan Baker has been every bit the touchdown maker this season for B.C.'s No. 1, undefeated AA team. On Sunday, Baker was named his tier's 2017 MVP. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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MVP Ryan Baker of Windsor tops the list of B.C. high school football’s AA provincial all-stars

Apologies for the confusion created earlier today when Varsity Letters’ jumped on the snap count and published the names of the B.C. high school football AA provincial all-stars. With a green light from the big bosses, here’s the full list of offence and defence and Players of the Year.

Lake Country's George Elliott Coyotes are Okanagan champs heading into the Big Kahuna B.C. boys volleyball championships at the Langley Events Centre. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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B.C. boys volleyball championships: Full list of AA and AAA teams, plus seeds and pools

LANGLEY — The zone championships for the Big Kahuna B.C. senior boys volleyball championships have been completed and thus, we’ve got our list for the tournament, set to run Nov. 29-Dec. 2 at the Langley Events Centre.

Seaquam Seahawks' Jalen Philpot tries to shake the tackle of Terry Fox's Jevaun Jacobsen Saturday night at BC Place Stadium. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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And the Oscar goes to… miracle play by Terry Fox’s Oscar Nunez carries Ravens to stunner over Seaquam

(Note to readers, a report from Saturday’s late game between St. Thomas More and Notre Dane will appear Sunday at VarsityLetters.ca)VANCOUVER — Sometimes, moments in this game can be so big, their authors are left speechless.Introducing Oscar Nunez, a 5-foot-11, 210-pound senior receiver/defensive end/special teams player with Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Ravens.If asked the recite […]